Google’s ‘Mixed Signals’

The WaPo’s Cecilia Kang juxtaposes recent statements about Internet regulation from the Net’s 800-pound gorilla.

First …

On the one hand, [Google] media counsel Rick Whitt told the FCC’s general counsel, Austin Schlick, that the agency needed to “build a complete legal and evidentiary record to confirm the agency’s oversight authority, whether under Title I, Title II, Title VI, or other pertinent provisions.”

Second …

Chief executive Eric Schmidt co-penned an op-ed with Verizon chief executive Ivan Seidenberg in the Wall Street Journal, calling for light regulation from the FCC as it carries out its national broadband plan.